Tech Quiz of the Day

Dec 30 2008   2:31PM GMT

Tech Trivia Challenge – cybersquatting



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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cybersquatting
domain names
ICANN

Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is cybersquatting
According to the U.S. federal law known as the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, cybersquatting is registering, trafficking in, or using a domain name with bad-faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else.

Are you a Know-IT-All?

Secret Word of the Day
When registering a new domain name, this is taking advantage of the new five-day grace period to sample different domain names for free.
Answer

Acronym Challenge
ICANN announced that it intends to change the Internet domain naming system by allowing a nearly unlimited number of generic top level domain names. What does ICANN stand for?
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Tech Trivia
What do you call it when someone repeatedly registers and deletes a domain name so he ties up the domain name without paying for it?
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Hackers are buying domain names with common typing errors that people make when typing a URL.

Who invented the domain name system? Paul Mockapetris.  This vintage interview is still an interesting read.

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